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1mg Strengthens Top Leadership Team - Tanmay Saksena Joins as COO

1mg is Indian e-pharmacy and e-diagnostic network. It has over 5 million organic app downloads and 25 million monthly page views coming from 2 million unique consumers who use its services every month.

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Gurgaon-based healthcare startup 1mg has appointed former Zomato senior executive Tanmay Saksena as its Chief Operating Officer.

Saksena holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B-Tech from IIT, Kanpur. Previously as Zomato's Global Business Head, Tanmay setup Zomato as the leader in online food ordering across India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Manila.

Before Zomato, Tanmay was in the Silicon Valley for almost a decade where he worked with a rapidly growing technology startup Playdom that was acquired by the Walt Disney Company. As VP of Studio Operations at Disney Interactive Media Group in Palo Alto, Tanmay ran the largest gaming studio and led the launch of multiple blockbuster online games. In the past, Tanmay has also worked at Unilever India managing operations before heading to Stanford for his MBA.

"We are at a point from where we intend to rapidly accelerate our growth to create India's largest network of healthcare services. Tanmay's deep experience in building scalable consumer internet businesses at both Zomato and Disney will be very valuable in our journey ahead. I am really excited and looking forward to work with him," said Prashant Tandon, founder and CEO, 1mg.

1mg is Indian e-pharmacy and e-diagnostic network. It has over 5 million organic app downloads and 25 million monthly page views coming from 2 million unique consumers who use its services every month. It has recently raised $16 million in Series B led by Maverick Capital Ventures, with participation from existing investors Sequoia India and Omidiyar Network.

On joining 1mg, Tanmay Saksena adds "1mg has potential to massively disrupt healthcare in India. 1mg with its solid team and leadership position is well poised to become India's leading healthcare business. I believe that the opportunity to build out the new model for healthcare delivery in India is a very compelling and worthwhile challenge. I am really excited to be a part of Team 1mg."

1mg plans to grow rapidly with the goal of becoming India’s largest pharmacy and diagnostics platform. “We believe given the fragmentation of the industry, the largest platforms will be digital marketplaces as India leapfrogs brick-and-mortar based retail,” Tandon adds.


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